After the mixed reviews surrounding the last two installments, Ubisoft has revealed that there will be no new Assassin’s Creed title released in 2016.
The announcement came during the company’s financial conference call on Thursday.
“This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise,” the company revelaed. “As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.”
Assassin’s Creed went from being one of the more beloved franchises in gaming to a highly criticized title because of glitches, bugs and oversaturated releases. By taking at least a year off, the game could be refreshed and mechanics could be improved enough to create hype surrounding the franchise.
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